Understand Regulated Data Wherever It Lies

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Quickly Understand Compliance Risk

Rapidly assess storage and spillage of regulated and controlled sensitive data across on-premise file shares, mail servers, cloud data stores and specialist repositories.

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Get the Big Picture

Build and maintain a compliance data map across all of your unstructured data, develop privacy impact assessments and inform records of processing activities. Deploy target search and fulfil subject access requests in the hardest to reach places.

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Classification and Scoring

Classify and score data against any data control or regulation and extend to match your own business requirements. Identify data hotspots, drill down and mitigate regulatory risk.

Why It Matters


In order to secure your data, you must first know what data you have and where it lives. Knowing where customer and employee personal data is held in file shares, document management systems, chat platforms or email servers is critical, but notoriously difficult. The problem is that the content within such repositories is so variable and is constantly in use. ActiveNav focuses on data discovery for these dark data sources, providing insights into any organization’s holdings of regulated data along with the tools required to act to minimize those holdings.



Data regulations are not new, from financial to healthcare, privacy to defense. A wide range of legislation requires specific retention policies and this applies to all data, wherever its stored. Globally, governments and legislators are increasingly regulating to enhance privacy rights and consumer protection. All of this requires that any organization know its data in order to comply.

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Why ActiveNav? We Do Things a Little Different

Unstructured Specialists

We specialize in unstructured data, where other vendors so frequently fail. This means robust discovery, purpose built visualization and a focus on data ownership rather than tools for the IT team.

Low Cost of Ownership

Governance budgets are tight and so our solutions are designed with sharp, transparent pricing and little to no footprint in your environment. This minimizes the load on IT and infrastructure and makes it easier to craft a killer business case.

Configurable to your Business

While we deliver configured and ready to go, our solutions can be readily matched to your specific business needs. This means compliance and controls from Privacy to specific customer data types and beyond to meet all of our unstructured data governance use cases.


Low cost of ownership doesn't mean poor performance. Our use of Microsoft's Azure environment with a scalable microservices architecture delivers performance and responsiveness unlike any comparable solution.

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What You’ll Get With ActiveNav

Data Discovery

Rapidly discovers the contents of each repository and builds  an inventory of everything that’s there. The content of each file, message, email, and document will be analyzed for context, metadata, and sensitive information regardless of its format.

Scoring and Classification

As well as classifying data for a wide range of use cases from sensitivity, clean up or records, we deploy a unique scoring algorithm that clearly points out the most egregious issues, overall, for each regulation, location and business function.

Hotspot Mapping

Scoring determines where the biggest problems are hidden while role-based visualization maps those issues against data owners, business functions, geography and repository. This means you get all the context you need and can quickly prioritize and get to the heart of the matter with minimum fuss.

Everything in One View

All discovered data, across all repositories, is captured and presented together to be viewed through a single pane of glass. Build a data map for privacy compliance across all your data. Understand data risk by business unit or function and match data sprawl by geography and repository.

Scalable and Responsive

Our cloud service deploys fast and gives results within minutes. You don't have to wait over night, or longer, to learn what you've got and you can monitor all of your data without long waits.  Dashboards remain responsive as the results come in and your inventory grows.

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